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new information. >>> a crisis spinning out of control in the middle east. israel says it's ready to take the conflict to the next level if the peace talks fail. >>> a convicted sex offender working in a festival for children. the message the san jose bishop now has for catholic's in the south bay. >>> we are live in pinole where folks are already camped out to take advantage of black friday deals. what is all this anticipation? will this be the biggest black friday yet? we'll tell you what analysts think. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's a monday, november 19th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. let's check in with steve paulson. it's important week. >> it is. >> yes. thanksgiving by the way coming up. >> thank you. cloudy skies. we had a little break from some of that rain. the cloud cover there is still some up there. rain stays to the north. that is going to change. we'll talk about that coming up in five minutes. highs today in the 60s. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now san francisco traffic looking good. no m
a statement saying the u.s. strongly condemns the attack and ready to provide any assistance that israel requires. secretary clinton is is calling for a truth and longer term agreement. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional -- >> reporter: prior to the bus bombing there were high hopes for a cease fire after seven days of violence but now the attack is clearly a set back to efforts to deescalate the violence. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in the middle of all that crisis in the middle east a 13- year-old israeli boy is being praised for his new invention. coming up at 6:27t how his new -- 6:24 how his new app may save lives. >>> time is 6:17. back here at home uc berkeley out thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment after the latest burglary on campus. police say thieves broke into a locked video lab in north gate hall sunday night. they stole ten apple computers worth about $23,000. the computers were also stolen from three other buildings earlier this summer but some of that equipment was later recovered. >>>
of the middle east. a u.s. embassy is attacked in israel by a man wielding an ax and a knife as we said. >> that's right, it's all happening overnight. christiane amanpour had been reporting that any ground invasion by israel is at hold at this hour. that is good news because that was a big step toward escalating in the violence. >> and hillary clinton on her way there to meet with all sides. let's get right to abc's matt gutman in ramallah with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. anger rising in ramallah, where secretary of state clinton is to arrive later today. just 40 miles here in tel aviv, an israeli man stabbing a guard at the embassy, showing how tense things are here. an israeli man armed with an ax and a knife, stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. the guard was wounded but apparently managed to fire off a few shots. the security officers wrestling the man to the ground. secretary clinton arrives today in an effort to calm a roiling middle east, with the administration coming under fire for its apparent lack of action. >> the conversations you'
. >>> so the fighting began last week when hamas launched hundreds of rockets at israel, which were, i guess, in retaliation for israel killing the head of hamas's military, which was retaliation for hamas holding an israeli soldier hostage for five years, which might have been retaliation, which was in retaliation from what i heard is -- let's go back to when this thing first started. ♪
have the worrisome headlines over israel. also out of washington, d.c., a little bit of positivity. what have traders got to do with all of this, are they short, neutral? let's ask three superstar traders at the cme group and the nymex. notice i did not stay long because i figured knowing you you would probably not be long but what are you doing going to this weekend? >> a lot of people after the leaders of both parties were very optimist we talking about possibility of a deal, people covered in a short they might have headway int had going intod on the off chance that they come up with something between now and monday they don't want to be short the market because i think a deal will get a rally on a deal. liz: next week is thanksgiving. they try to manage to get something done before thanksgiving? no way, right? >> i don't think so, they will not get anything done right away. more back-and-forth, and we know obama has the leverage and he knows it, but the fact is we need to stay normal valuations. s&p 500 trading a multiple of 12.5%. it is really on the cheap side of history afte
issues with defense money that is going to israel. they do not think it is going to israel but terrorist hands. they have a petition now on one of our local radio stations to get on the internet and go ahead and put your name on it that you do not want your money being spent because it is not proven that it is going to the israel government. >> you're calling us from missouri. in a little while we look good to the missouri senate race debate. that is a debate between clearly paschal -- claire macaskill and tod akin. what they're using is the big issues in that race? caller: a lot people are mad. they think that we can do better with our government, like rummy promises. -- like to make money promises. yes been in business. he knows how to make it work. i completing to the american people that they get him a chance. i have had a full-time job in a part-time job trying to make it as a single mother. also, it is a feeling in faith. host: how is it influence your vote in the senate race? caller: i'm going to go republican. that is the way i am feeling. you know,. host: here to give us more in
from israel and the united states about that possibility next. >>> and an alternative to putting your aging parents in a nursing home. a brand new option in assisted living that lands much closer to home. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. jon: thousands of palestinians are celebrating in the streets of west bank when the u.n. gets ready to whether recognize the palestinian authority as nonmember observer state at u.n. david lee miller live in jerusalem with more on that. >> reporter: jon, in anticipation of this vote the pal steps are indeed joyous. they're not only celebrating on the west bank. they're also celebrating in amass-controlled gaza. they carried with them photos of mahmoud abbas. hamas which previously opposed u.n. vote is now endorsing it. it is expected to pass overwhelmingly. abbas met with officials and turned down the bid for upgraded u.n. status. israel is trying t
by -- met by some tough language from the security council. not from the government, israel or anyone. it was the security council under the charter of the united nations that put that pressure. of course we know that this system worked extremely well. it was 100% performance as a matter of fact. it's not bad for any u.n. organization to get the task and then i think it's probably the only one which succeeded to make it 100% performance. so the -- that means that both destruction capabilities and the monetary capabilities were forcefully placed. so everything looked shiny and fine until the u.s. government -- it was in spring of 1997, through madeline albright made the statement at george mason university, well, it looks like sanctions are -- disarmament is going well. if it goes well we can still not lift the sanctions which was a condition under the security council. sanctions -- so we can't lift the sanctions until saddam hussein is removed. so that came my obsession with the regime change. that, of course, destroyed in the sense the institution and operations. so i think that expe
admiration and affection for israel. and i tank the parameters of the debate about the middle east and about the israeli palace to conflict in israel are far broader than they are in the united states. my opinions are not particularly controversial and servers on the among most of my friends are sort of art beyond themselves. but they are in the united states. the newspaper, for instance, the israeli newspaper has probably the best coverage of the palestinians if any paper in the country another's articles written by israel a jewish. danny rubinstein, a mere half, india must be. these are great, great journalists. and did israel credit. so i think that's a frustration for many of us middle east is that we saw possibilities in oslo and in the relationship between a soccer game and king hussein. i knew king hussein uncovered rypien. and with the assassination where lots advantage in israel after the united states has essentially become captive to really rapacious right-wing. for instance, the israeli foreign terror of the deer, lieberman who is openly called for the ethnic cleansing of israeli
. >> israel's deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31st to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk taking the nation over the fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. meanwhile susan right and her statements about the deadly consulate attack make her unfit to serve as secretary of state. hearings on the attack by david petraeus out of seclusion. he wasn't talking about the sex scandal that's still sending shock waves throughout the capital. for the president arch post election trip but no vacation after a busy week brian moore wbal tv 11 news. >>> cease fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum there. israel is pressing ahead with its power. gaza militants haven't attacked israel since the night before. >>> a doctor in new jersey is facing several charges after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for making bombs and explosive devices was discovered at the home. police also found several assault rifles and other weapons when they searched the home of roberto rivera. police went to rivera
[ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> the situation is deteriorates around israel as a rocket from the gaza strip hit just outside of jerusalem today, another hit tel aviv. it's a major escalation of this week's attacks that killed 24 palestinians and 3 israelis. nbc news foreign correspondent ayman is gaza. it was thought both jerusalem and tel aviv were out of range for gaza rockets, so how does this change things? >> reporter: well, it definitely has a lot of significant implications on the ground for these developments. one, it really raises questions about the ongoing military operation. early on the israelis said that they had destroyed a significant portion of hamas's ability to fire long-range rockets and more importantly they said with the assassination or killing of the topham mass comma-- top hamas a fired rockets into israel hitting two of the most sensitive places of israel. essentially a game changer, and it's recharging the cal lags, if you will, for israeli officials who have deployed thousands of troops along the border. some anticipate this could
as animals, supports hamas in this latest conflict, the hamas charter calls for the destruction of israel, and you were on this program telling me everything's going to be fine. this is democracy. now the radical islamist has grabbed all the power and obama is giving him credibility. now tell me you support what happened in that here square is a good thing. happened in tahrir square is a good thing. >> i'm hopeful about the egyptian people. they're not going to let this radical muhammad morsi take over power. >> sean: he already has. >> sean: he called himself god, but three things against him, sean. the military is against him. the protesters are against him, the egyptian people. >> sean: are they going to rise against him, assassinate him, get rid of him? >> absolutely. protesters are wounded in a demonstration against this morsi guy, and i think it will continue. people will win in the end. i am very hopeful about that. they fought for this freedom. they're not going to let -- they're just not going to let morsi walk with it. morsi is a very dangerous man right now, sean. you are right
he may have been poisoned by israel. a claim israel denies. he died in paris in 2004, a month after falling suddenly ill at his west bank compound. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> the high financial cost of hurricane sandy is coming into focus. new york has requested $42 billion in aid and new jersey officials estimate they suffered at least $29 billion in losses, bringing the total of $71 billion in the two hardest hit states. sandy was in some ways worse than hurricane katrina, citing the high economic cost and property destruction. meanwhile, a top executive and a trustee for the power company have resigned in the wake of the company's slow response in getting power back to new yorkers on long island. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories topping the news right now. a fast-moving storm system sweeping through the mid-atlantic this morning bringing a wet mixture of rain and snow. the storm is expected to put down 1 to 3 inches of snow from west virginia
. mr. obama will wrap up a trip with the stop in cambodia. >>> israel expanding its range of attacks on the gaza strip, including missile strikes against buildings that hamas media operations. israeli and palestinian forces continue to fire missiles back and forth. israel launched 200 missiles, killing at least 12 palestinians, thousands of israeli forces are awaiting possible orders to invade the region. >>> egypt's leaders are in the middle of this dispute, a cease-fire between the two sides is possible. mohamed morsi met with leaders of turkey, qatar, and the leaders of hamas there are no guarantees, but working to try to ensure a cease-fire. benjamin netanyahu says he's willing to discuss a cease-fire when hamas agrees to stop rocket fire from gaza. >>> thousands expected to march in washington, in opposition to the controversial keystone pipeline. the event organized by the westside 350.org and promises to support the president if he says no to the pipeline protesters will circle the white house. it's part of the organization's month-long tour across the country. earlier this ye
in from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states of america again demonstrated why it's the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between the united states and israel is rock solid. >> reporter: we're even hearing from the taliban and pakistan saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy, that they will continue to fight. for president obama, who just won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david cameron. he was interviewed today on the border of jordan and syria. during this interview, he said, we must do more now. >> one of the first things i want to talk to barack about is how we must do more to try and solve this crisis. >> reporter: he wants these two nations together to put more pressure on the assad regime and do more to aid the rebels. back to you. >>> president obama's reelection wasn't front-page news in every newspaper today. here are a couple from outside the museum. the fr
reaction come in from world leaders. israel offered congratulations. >> i want to congratulate president obama on his reelection. i think the united states of america again demonstrated why it's the greatest democracy on earth. the security relationship between the united states and israel is rock solid. >> reporter: we're even hearing from the taliban and pakistan, saying, you know what, obama and romney are pretty much the same enemy, that they will continue to fight. and for president obama, who just won his next term, he gets his first order of overseas business, at least courtesy of british prime minister david m camer cameron. he was interviewed on the border of jordan and syria. during this interview he said we must do more now. >> one of the first things i want to talk to barack about is how we must do more to try to solve this crisis. >> reporter: he wants these two nations together to put more pressure on the assad regime and do more to aid the rebels. back to you. >>> michelle kosinski reporting from london. doug is here now with more about our weather. and the weather in ne
of the rebel towns. thousands of syrians are pouring across the bored entire turkey. and israel has carried out an air strike in syria for a second day because syrian mortars have been landing inside israeli territory. israel is also filing a complaint with the united nations. >>> congress return to work today with a daunting agenda. they have seven weeks to reach a budget deal and avoid tax increases known as the fiscal cliff. danielle lee reports with more on the likelihood republicans and democrats will be able to reach a compromise. >> reporter: lawmaker rush to washington, welcoming the newly elected members of congress and promising they're ready for progress. >> we're going to work together to reignite the american dream. >> make no mistake. republicans are offering bipartisan solutions. now it is the president's turn. >> reporter: unless congress reaches a deal which so far has eluded them, the new year will bring about $600 billion in budget cuts. one of the steepest tax increases in 60 years. middle income families will pay b 2,000 more in tax a year. >> let's work on a package that w
pleased to see prime minister netanyahu meet with our ambassador to israel to underscore how important the relationship is between the united states and israel, emphasizing the close security cooperation that we've had significantly and consistently, and we're going to work together to continue to make sure that iran is never allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon. that's going to be critical. >> real quickly, while we have you here, on a more personal note, it is an important day for your good friend gabby giffords, who along with her husband, is going to confront the man who shot her in court when he appears, that is, jared loughner appears for sentencing less than one hour from now. mark kelly preparing to address jared loughner on behalf of their family. this is according to politico. have you spoken to gabby giffords about her feelings about today? >> actually, i spoke with mark yesterday. i think today is going to be the first and last time that gabby will have an opportunity -- gabby and mark will have an opportunity to be in the same room as her attacker. it's an opportunity to clo
to know. >> among our guests today, new york congressman steve israel will be joining us. newt and callista gingrich. author kitty kelley. pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent friend, and that ended up triggering an investigation. those e-mails eventually turned out to be sent by paula broadwell. that would be david petraeus' biographer. and eventually turned out his mistress, as well. we mentioned it was a web, didn't i? and it is. the affair exposed general petraeus and he was forced to resign as the cia director. well, now the general john allen, who is the top u.s. commander in afghani
biased israel view. i can tell you what is going on. i love president assad. i stand with them. there has always been peace there. the women wear jeans, they'd drive, they vote. it is more of a democracy and a lot of ways and here. host: what do you think policy should be regarding syria? 5000 people killed in the uprising. caller: those rebels are not syrian. they were planted there. it is really funny. when obama put troops into israel, i think he did all of this for reelection. i am relieved mitt romney did not get elected even though i did not vote for either. i think obama might do the right thing and cut ties with israel. host: we will go to a report actually on syrian president assad. this in "usa today." he said "i am not a puppet." we have a few minutes left on the first segment of "the washington journal." we will go to pete in rhode island on the democrat line. caller: good morning. i would like to see him focus on the economy. host: specifically what part? caller: let's go with the fiscal cliff coming up. my thoughts were my belief is, and i hope somebody calls and corrects me
be built. i spoke earlier today with the consulate general for the state of israel in philadelphia offering my support and concern for the unfortunate circumstances that are taking place in the middle east now in which hundreds of bombs have -- rockets have been shot at israel. some of its largest cities as the targets. and this is a matter in which obviously much high levels in our government, there have been communications and the assurance that israel has the right to defend itself. but i think that we can see in this russia trade agreement that if we can get to the point where there can be relationships that are built on self-interest and economic development, that we can put the weapons aside and move towards a circumstance in which people are focused on economic activity. we see in this crisis a circumstance that we hope will resolve itself. obviously we stand with our ally, but we also hope for a day in which peace will reign and economic opportunities. i agree with david dreier, really is a way in which eventually we can create a circumstance in which people will not have the necess
to supporters on capitol hill. she was joined by representative steve israel and congressman steny hoyer of maryland. >> it is going to be a good evening. our president is going to be our president. steve israel is assuring me we will pick up states in the house and yes, we think we're going to take back the house. i am so pleased to be year. -- to be here. we are fighting for the priorities our country knows are important. for the values that this country knows is critically important. for investing in education, in growing our jobs in america, in investing in protecting our environment and investing in the health care of our people. americans believe lyonesse priorities. i want to congratulate my friend steve israel for the extraordinary job he has done. i have gone through this country, i have been in almost 90 districts, 89 districts in this country. campaigning with extraordinary candidates. some incumbents khomeni challengers. they are extraordinary people who will do an excellent, outstanding job as a members of the congress. steve israel has set an objective. he has worked hard a
, and overcontrolled by a centralized state that is growing like cudzu on a north georgia highway. >> israel should learn how? >> it's not enough to say you can't shoot your way to power, you've got to open up a diplomatic path. and will they open up a diplo t diplomatic path? and the question for the hamas group is will they accept israel? we don't know that. i would simply say that's now one of the half dozen fault lines out there in the middle east. you've got syria, the iranian nuclear thing, the constitutional struggle with an egypt. you potentially have jordan getting in the mix. plus you've now got the oldest of the issues, the israel israeli/palestinian issue. this is facing barack obama at a time he wants to do more in asia, deal with the fiscal cliff. welcome to your second term. >> a lot to do. richard haa ss. >> how did jerry adams do it? how did the irish terrorists as they were called before the peace deal, how did they not only enforce the peace but then turn to their own bad elements and say, step out of line, and we're going to crush you. >> one was, they couldn't shoot their way
in israel since it launched an operation on wednesday. -- in a rocket attack today. eleven palestinians including two children and seven militants were killed. a major weapons storable was also destroyed. destroyed. -- storage was also destroyed. >>> the founder of the software company mcafee says he is now in hiding in belize fearing for his life. he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor, fellow american gregory fall. he was found inside his home with a gunshot wound to the head. police in belize say they want to question mcafee but mcafee says police want to kill him. he denies killing him but does admit the two had their differences. >> i did not kill him. good lord. i cannot conceive of myself doing anything like that. if i am a suspect, why did they arrest my caretaker, my housekeeper, my security guard. >> now, this is not mcafee's first run-in with the law. earlier this year, police raided his home after he was accused of possessing firearms most of which were found to be licensed. >>> maryland's largest casino about to get a lot bigger. up next, the latest plans
the world feel that they have a stake in who wins tomorrow. israel overwhelmingly supports mitt romney because of hits outspoken comments against iran. but about 75% of europeans who were polled favor president obama. japanese also favor the president. but many people in pakistan are hoping for a change. many pakistanis do not like the u.s. drones over their country. >>> here at home, virginia will also play a key role in a fight for control of congress. pat lawson muse explains now what's riding on a very close race between tim kaine and george allen. >> the race for u.s. senate in virginia is one of the most closely watched in the nation. it's one of the few that could tip the balance in the senate. the candidates are familiar, of course, to virginia voters. former virginia governor kim kaine once chair of the democratic national committee and george allen, another former governor who lost this senate seat to jim webb in 2006. webb is retiring, along with other senators in six other states. virginia is a target for the gop because of just how close this race is. the latest nbc news "
we will have team coverage in israel as it is developing. and much more on the scandal in washington with general david petraeus, and of course the settlement from bp. that's to knight on the fox report 7:00 eastern and 6:00 central. until then, good afternoon. >>> fiscal cliff or fiscal free for all? welcome, everybody. deadline schmedline. 46 days until the cliff brings in the crack pot. far from spent, these guys are spending not less, but more. you heard me right. they are on the brink and still -- still breaking the bank. deals so good it would make him proud. >> you have to be kidding. ryan, you give anymore than that and they will call you santa clause instead of ron. >> how about another special tax hike on millionaires on top of one already in the works for the upper income? >> you convinced me to put in for steak knives, but i said there was more. you know what is missing over here? >> i'll tell what you is missing over here. more fun stuff like a one-year extension of the payroll tax holiday at the surprise of $20 million. >> i am going to throw that in, but
of the brief visit by egypt's premier. however israel responded firing on hamas commander's home because they say the palestinians broke the truce. three israelis and 18 palestinians were killed earlier in cross border attacks with the israeli military and hamas. fighter jets drops the bombed on the target in gaza this morning. it was the heaviest fighting in the region in four years. >>> the largest oil spill in u.s. history is leading to the largest criminal fine in u.s. history. yesterday bp, british petroleum agreed to pay $4.5 billion in connection to the april 2010 exblog that killed 11 workers and released an estimated 205 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. >>> another federal program was supposed to hit a deadline today. state governments were supposed to decide if they were going to set up health insurance exchanges. well, they now have an extension. it's going to be december 14th. those exchanges if they go into place will let small businesses access online to a marketplace to find more affordable health care. d.c., maryland and 14 other states already established
processions to demand an end to it. egypt's prime minister condemned israel. he promised to work with arab leaders to broker a truce. anti-missile systems have intercepted over 100 rockets but hundreds more have made it across the border. the military warned if rockets keep coming, they may send tanks and soldiers into gaza. cbs 9 news. >> the last war in gaza was nearly four years ago. israeli troops launched a three- week ground and air invasion. 1400 palestinians and 13 israelis were killed. >>> two people are dead, two others missing, after an oil rig exploded off the coast of louisiana. four others are in the hospital with burns. investigators say the blast ripped through the energy company platform as workers were using a cutting torch. thick, black smoke could be seen for miles around. the platform is located southeast of grand isle, louisiana. the two missing workers jumped overboard. >>> the missing child that sparked an amber alert this morning has been found. 18-month-old alexis carwile and her mother jennifer were found in maryland. both are safe. the father was taken into cust
rockets were fired into tel aviv from gaza. at least three people were killed. israel carried out its own military strikes that included dozens of hamas links in gaza. >>> cripples managed to steal more than a million dollars -- criminals managed to steal more than a million dollars worth of ipad meetings. >> plus president obama's emotional meeting with some disaster victims on staten island next.  >>> president obama made his second trip to the northeast since hurricane sandy. parts of the area are still in n shock after the storm leveled towns and -- in shock after the storm leveled towns and left areas flooded. >> reporter: embracing his role as comforter and chief, president obama toured staten island, parts of which were devastated by hurricane sandy. >> i promise to everybody that i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are going to be here until the rebuilt is complete and i meant it. so i'm going to come back today, but i'm also going to be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment. >> reporter: he
. an israeli news channel is reporting that israel is preparing for an imminent strike on iran's nuclear program in 2010. it's part of a larger documentary set to air tonight. the order to prepare for the attack was given by prime minister benjamin netanyahu in a meeting of ministers. but several questioned whether they had the authority to give the order, and preparations were called off. >>> police in savannah, georgia, looking for whoever opened fire on a crowded fair this weekend, shooting seven people. this happened saturday night as the coastal empire fair was'wraiwas'wr wrapping up. 6 of the 7 hit were teenagers. police say they are going to be okay. police have not ruled out the possibility of a second shooter. >>> tonight friends and family will gather together to remember a montgomery county teenager who was hit and killed by a car while walking to school. christina morris moore died last week crossing germantown road at wisteria drive when she was hit. tonight's vigil will be held at seneca valley high school. >>> 5:48. a fairfax county family is asking for the public's help i
. >>> new this morning, a tv station in israel is reporting that country prepared for an imminent strike on iran's nuclear program in 2010. the report is part of a larger documentary set to air tonight. the order to prepare for the attack was given by prime minister benjamin yet an ya hue and a small meeting of top many prosecutes. but several of those men questioned whether they had the authority to give the order, and preparations were called off. >>> 6:36 is the time right now. why mitt romney may have been rooting hard against the redskins. >>> also, why one board of elections is already calling this a record breaker. >>> 21 before the hour now. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on. >> hi, aaron. nice to see you. >>> coming up, we're going to be live in staten island. more on recovery efforts from sandy and the new storm targeting the region. plus shortage in the northeast in the wake of sandy. when will drivers be relieved? we'll talk about that. complete coverage of president obama and governor romney's. chuck tod
, the president has not visited israel once. the jewish commercially -- community -- we feel he doesn't have our back. romney has made a strong point that he will have our back. host: did romney's relationship with the jewish community come up? guest: as a candidate he talks about the fact that he has a personal relationship dating back to time and harvard with ande minister aniston netanyahu that will be benefit. he said the united states position towards israel will be complete support. it was not clear how he would respond if israel tried to take out nuclear facilities in iraq. i think republicans feel they have made some headway, particularly in florida with jewish voters. we will see. host: brian mooney has covered politics in massachusetts for decades. he has been with "the boston globe" since 1988 and has been a political columnist. right now he goes by the title reporter. a story you did last year when health care was a big issue. looking back on the health-care issue, you recall that he went to get his official portrait done. he would be at his desk wearing a business suit and tie. host
congressman steve israel. he works side by side with nancy pelosi. we'll chat about what he thinks is ahead for her. and a dramatic car accident, oh, my goodness, caught on camera. we'll tell you why the woman behind the wheel is the last person that you would expect. that's ahead. stay with us. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas! no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy most. [ woman in pet store ] it's as easy as... [ all ] one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> will she stay or will she go? congresswoman nancy pelosi has a news conference in less than three hours. she's holding it on capitol hill, of course. expecting to find out then whether or not she's planning to run for the house minority leadership position or if she's ready to hand over the reins. new york congressman steve israel held a
to egypt. you know what right now? egypt is threatening israel. egypt is threatening israel because of the arab spring. we have to rethink the dollars we're sending to egypt. we have to say these dollars are for maintaining a security and a peace. if you're not participating you don't get the dollars. that is job one. we need our commitment to foreign poll to israel. israel is our strongest ally. it is our sister country and we need to do everything we can to fulfill our commitment. which incidentally all the foreign aid we give israel, military aid is spent right here in america on american jobs. that is one of the requirements. but when you look broadly at the arab spring, there was a lot of hope this would continue deepak civil we're falling into what has become not secular governments but religious governments. we need to be gathering up all of our allies and we need to be making a firm statement that this region needs to be stablized and we need to protect people that serve in our state departments. we knee people that serve in all facets, whether ngos or the state department.
that is facing pressure from extremes. it was the extremists who were shooting the rockets over to israel. there were negotiations going on to get that stopped. >> are you saying hamas are moderates? >> compared to the salafists and al qaeda, yeah. they are a muslim brotherhood government which is why morsi had the leverage to negotiate the cease-fire. >> mika, a lot of interesting things, talking about foreign policy going on here at home, talking about who the next secretary of state may be, john mccain said, along with lindsey graham and several others, who said they were going to fight susan rice tooth and nail, that sort of changed over the weekend, didn't it? >> that appears to be changing just a tad bit. heilmann, you wrote about it. senator mccain is softening his attacks on u.n. ambassador susan rice after vowing to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. republicans claim ambassador rice deliberately misled the country in the aftermath of the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. but rice says that she's not to blame, arguing she relied on the ta
to egypt. right now egypt is threatening israel. egypt is threatening the region because of the arabs spring. we have to rethink the dollars we're spending the egypt. we have to say these dollars are for maintaining a security and a piece. if you are not participating, you do not get them. we have to continue our commitment in foreign policy to israel. israel is our strongest ally. it is our sister country. we need to do everything we can to fulfil our commitment. the military aides we still is a real is that right here in america. when you look at the arab spring, there was a lot of hope that this would be continuing democracy, and we're falling into what has become not secular governments, but religious governments, and we need to be gathering up all of our allies and be making a firm statement that this region needs to be statement -- stabilized. we need to protect the people who serve and our state departments, not in all facets, whether ngo's the state department. it cannot procure them, they should not be there. >> i would like to redirect this back to the representative. he spo
one nation that we should be nation-building with, and that's israel. because israel -- israel is -- that's god's chosen land. the jews are god's chosen people. host: ok, connie, let's give fred barnes a chance to comment. guest: well, i mean that was an issue between romney who was much more pro israel though publicly in particular. we'll see how that turns out. i personally don't begrudge him a vacation after the campaign, like to take one myself. but there was another part -- oh, yeah. what she said in the beginning about the republican party. is it really in deep trouble? i don't think so. obviously hispanics are a problem. younger senators and governors, they have 30 governors who are extremely important, 30 out of 50. like bob mcdonald in virginia and bobby jindal and scott walker in wisconsin and so on. republicans actually -- romney actually won i believe the middle class. if you have the middle class as people who make between $50,000 a year and $100,000 a year, romney won that group narrowly. the middle class is up for grabs but romney did well enough there but just n
with israel and hamas, okay? then the next thing we hear is he's giving himself, morsi that is, he's giving himself all these new powers and knocking down the judiciary which kind of, you know, smacks of authoritarianism. i thought the timing was very unfortunate, and i think a lot of people in the senate are going to make a big deal in the senate about it. >> clearly they don't have to make a big deal because morsi has already recognized he overstepped himself and is now pulling back. i don't know what the longer term will be, but it did show that he's a new power that has to be reckoned with in the israeli/arab dynamic in a way that as we're falling back, i mean, president obama has, unfortunately, lost credibility. morsi had already cut this deal for the cease-fire and he waited until secretary of state was there because no one wanted to embarrass the united states, but we weren't pivotal to it, so president obama has -- has an uphill climb ahead of him if he's going to get back in a position of power in the israeli/arab dynamic. >> all right. we'll leave it there. many things, former se
with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with the publishers to write her first solo novel. the hollywood reporter says the work of fiction would probably incorporate elements of spears' real life. spears has already one fiction and one nonfiction book to her credit, both co-written with her mother. it's now four minutes after the hour. you're up to date. let's go back outside with al with another check of the weather right across the way. >> outside comes inside, a beautiful thing. weather-wise, first of all at natalie mentioned, nor'easter, strong winds developing along the coast. bands of
. the palestinians, of course, have long accused israel of poisoning yasser arafat. israelis not willing to comment on that. palestinians say they hope this investigation will get them some clarity. carol? >> fred pleitgen, reporting live from the west bank this morning. >>> chris christie says he's finally able to look beyond the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re-election. and we're wanting to get that going today. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a co
's all this controversy about whether or not israel is going to go to war with iran. when president obama spoke about the big yellowbird i don't think he was talking about the big yellowbird i think that he was talking about big bird on tv. chinese oriented people referred to as yellow. china has the largest population on earth, a billion people. they have so many people that the force women to have abortions. they have no respect for human rights at all, and china is friends with iran. china is trading partners with iran. if we have israel go to war with iran, then we are going to have to deal with an angry china, and i think that of really big problem, and we have to put a stop to it and negotiate peace. as i sit in the opening statement, i feel that our biggest problem is the deficit, but i believe that the reason why we haven't been able to lower the national debt is because our political system is broken, and we need to fix it or this will continue whether we have a republican or democrat in the presidency or in the majority of congress, and it is why constitutional amendment with th
is the question of israel. jewish voters traditionally are registered as democrats, but rabbis have been asking questions it their congregations about the president's commitment to israel. florida has the second largest jewish population outside of new york. there are 12 million registered voters in florida. both campaigns have spent a record $192 million to try to win their votes. the prize here, 29 electoral votes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> all right. let's go to colorado now. nine electoral votes up for grabs in that state and nbc's kristen dahlgren is in centennial this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the candidates have been here dozens of times over the past few months. president obama won colorado by 9% back in 2008, but this could be a very different story. all of the polls within the margin of error. now, most coloradoans have already voted in early voting. we can't tell you the count, but we can tell you the breakdown, that is 37% of voters so far have been republican, about 35% have been democrats, and that leaves some 28% with no party
relationship. in israel there were some day care centers that had a problem. a problem encountered by day care centers around the world. parents coming late to pick up their children. teachers would have to stay with the children until the late arriving parents came. with the help of some economists, they instituted a fine for the late arriving parents. what do you think happened? [laughter] there were more late arrivals. now, why should this be? according to the standard economic reasoning, charging for something should decrease rather than increase the willingness to consume now. so what happened here? well, something similar to what was going on. before when parents came late, they felt guilty. they were imposing inconvenience on the teachers. but now they treated it as a fee for a service. like hiring a babysitter. and you don't feel guilty when you pay money to the babysitter to perform the duty of looking after your child. the attitudes changed. monetary payment change the relationship between the parent and the day care center and crowd out the sense of obligation to show up on time. wh
dianne feinstein, right after america's news headquarters. israel, it appears that has been drawn into the conflict in siriasm the israeli military says its forces fired warning shots into syria, in response to a stray mortar shell that landed in a golan heights settlement. no one was hurt, but there are fears that the syrian war could broaden and into turn into a regional conflick. the israeli forces have filed a complaint with the united nations. fruferations are boil over in new york as the lights lights ad much-needed heed -- heat are out. the power company says it could be until tuesday or later to get the area fully restored. we go live to oceanside, new york, with more. >> reporter: hello to you, shannon. the numbers can be very misleading as to how many people are cold and in the dark. that's because tens of thousands of them have electrical equipment that is so internally damaged by super storm sandy's storm surge, that it needs to be repaired, tested and certified for the power companies to get going and try to fix that problem for them. angry residents protested and new
opened in cairo since the truce last week, ending eight days of heavy fighting. israel carried out nearly 15 air strikes on the gaza strip during that time period. >>> well, leland yee says he will run for secretary of state. the paper reports that he plans to run for the office in two years. that's when his term expires. the former san francisco supervisor made an unsuccessful bid for mayor of san francisco last year. >>> well, interior secretary ken salazar is expected to decide this week whether a 70- year-old oyster farm on the point reyes national seashore can keep up rating. the drake company wants a ten- year extension of the lease. it runs out at the end of the month. environmentists and park officials say the oyster farm is threatening harbor sales and other native species at point reyes. but supporters including dianne feinstein say park officials misrepresented the impact of the oyster farm on the environment. >>> 8:20. a 14-year-old vallejo teenager accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 65-year- old woman will be in court. prosecutors say the 14-year-old boy abducted
was spent, okay, working with steve israel to make sure we had the intellectual, financial, whatever resources to prevail in those races. my second time that i spent was to call people who were not successful, in this particular election. because everybody here was getting a lot of calls. winning is very noisy. not succeeding is kind, the bells don't drink that much so i wanted to hear from them, what their views were about how to go forward. and then to absorb the calls of my colleagues to see what their view is. but when i talked about here about changing the role of money in politics is really a very important motivator for me. to stay in the leaders office. i think it must be done. when people say that oh, and i've read in the course of this week, money didn't make any difference in the campaign, they'll wasted their money. well, that really wasn't true. the president of the united states, the most well known, famous, respected person on the planet, had to spend about a billion dollars to set the record straight from what the other big money was putting out there. senate races, h
about five races that we were watching very carefully. my first time was spent working with steve israel to make sure we had the resources to prevail in those races. my second time i spent was to call people who were not successful in this particular election. everybody here was getting a lot of calls -- a running is very noisy. not succeeding, the phones do not ring that much. so i wanted to hear from them, what their views were about how we go forward. then to take the calls of my colleagues to see what their view is. what i talked about here, about changing the role of money in politics, is really very important motivator for me to stay in the leader's office. i think it must be done. when people say money did not make any difference in the campaign, they all wasted their money -- that really was not true. the president of the united states, the most well known, respected person on the planet, had to spend about $1 billion to set the record straight from what that big money was putting out there. senate races, house races, tammy duckworth had $7 million spent against her of outside mo
between israel and the palestinians and to the destabilizing threat from iran. and every time and overtime, we also must address religious, economic and cultural differences that create tension and that are exploited by extremists. still, as our country emerges from a decade of large-scale conflict and confronts new fiscal constraints here at home, i frankly worry that our political system will prevent us from making the investments in diplomacy and development that we need to ensure we protect america's interests in these volatile regions of the world. these investments, unfortunately, lack a constituency in the congress at a time of great fiscal pressure. indeed, we face the prospect of budget sequestration. it would be devastating to national security not just because of what it does to our national defense, but also for what it does to these programs that support diplomacy and enhance our quality of life. our men and women in uniform know too well what sacrifice is all about for the sake of our nation. for more than a decade after we were attacked on september 11, they have fought and
france is going along with the rest of the general assembly, the united states and israel and a few others will probably stand alone against this gesture considered a very important move by the sort of weakened fatah branch of the palestinians after what happened with gaza and hamas and susan rice has to represent the united states. and there's got to be a lot of weakening of her position. >> wow, a lot going on. obviously the fiscal cliff as well. the president is sitting down with a dozen chief executeties today to talk about this. some of them were prominent supporters of mitt romney. and then the president is going to try and sell his budget plan going to a toy factory. speaking of -- >> that's where i'd go. >> speaking of the budget, coming up, former treasurer secretary larry summers joins us on set and ray liotta and mark mckinnon and in a few minutes harold ford jr. up next the top stories in the political playbook with mike allen but first bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill. >> good morning, mika and everyone out here live rockefeller plaza. the world's failous
.s. and israel strongly object to the move, arguing that palestinians must first recognize israel's right to exist before gaining new rights at the u.n. >>> all right. harold, let's do "the l.a. times." >> i enjoyed watching him do it. >> i'm getting nervous. "los angeles times." a new study finds ice sheet melting in greenland and an antarctica, more than 300 billion tons of glacial ice are lost each year. the earth's sea level has risen eight inches since pre-industrialization times. >> that was a good read. you were overemphasizing a tad bit, but i like it. i'll give you some lessons. >> my posture, do i do this? >> you just want to be centered. you want to be strength, warmth, confidence is what you want to exude. you want to cluster some words so you don't bore people. >> i thought i was talking too fast. >> in my next life, i'm going to be a consultant and teach people how to truly learn how to communicate on television. >> that is great. >> you think that's what i should do? >> yes. >> should i make that career change right now? >> what would the hours be like? >> the hours would b
? >> yes, you did. >> it's, you know, anytime israel is involved in a story it becomes an excruciatingly difficult story for american journalists to cover. because there is, for the most part, a natural sympathy in this country, a sense of identity in this country with israelis. and many reporters, old friends and colleagues, the late peter jennings, used to i think very unfairly be criticized for taking an anti-israeli point of view, was so much an anti-every point of view as that it spent many years living in the arab world and had a sympathetic point of view that arabs. i think what is happening in gaza right now meets almost any definition of tragedy. the israelis cannot be expected, on the one hand, the standby while their cities are rocketed. on the other hand, the great irony, the paradox in that story is because the defense forces are infinitely more professional than hamas fighters, the number of casualties on the palestinian side are always going to be much greater, thereby leaving an impression that there is somehow something unfair about the war. this is precisely a time when
for acknowledging that one of the things we were successful with, mr. israel m entioned that we did protect the benefits of social security, medicare, and medicaid. let me say that it is more than a priority, it is a value of ethics for the american people. hideout that whoever is at that table will be someone that fights to protect those bene fits. >> what did you expect to announce? >> when i do. you'll be among the first to know. >> i wanted to ask you along those lines, what kind of people are you looking for? is there an opportunity for anyone for the caucus -- >> for the past few months, the people have wondered why we are talking about the debt rather than jobs. we had the vote, we don't like the deal but it is a done deal. i have no intention for the next weeks and months to be talking about this committee. we had this responsibility, we will make our appointment and the nature will be self-evident. we can't turn ourselves into a place where we are just talking about the process of this. we have to be creating jobs. >> with the super committee, will you be taking people that are mor
. this cute cuddly couple live together at a petting zoo in israel. zoo keepers -- are they friends or is he using the kit ton fight off enemies or something? zoo keepers say the kitten wandered into the cage and now they refuse to be separated. the baboon carries the kitten around and cleans its fur. >> steve: it's adorable. >> alisyn: it is really adorable. there you go. >> steve: welcome back to wild kingdom. hour three now. >> brian: we have never a show without animals. we always have some type of animal on. >> steve: seems like it. >> alisyn: our signature. >> brian: time for your headlines. frightening surveillance pictures of a robber and the f.b.i this guy is called the ak 47 bandit. he struck again in idaho. he used his assault rifle and ordered employees into the safe when he made off with the the cash. he wound up other banks in california and washington. earlier this year, an officer was shot and seriously injured in one of the robberies. $70,000 reward. that seems low, to be honest -- is being offered. stop him. he's wearing jeans. >> steve: he forced an airplane to make an eme
in the " the new york times"about the back and forth between israel and hamas. in "the washington post." good morning from washington, d.c. on the democrats in line. i voted -- will survive before the bush cuts which were temporary. perhaps this should only be extended 50% instead of 100%. i think the republicans won the house. they both want something. i think they both need to work together and the constituents of both should pay a little more. that is how i feel. host: do you think yesterday both sides expressed a willingness on both parts? caller: i hope they realize the important thing is solving the crisis, not taking care of their particular constituents a lawn. host: let's hear from one more call. this is herman on the republican line. caller: yes, i want to say just because you are on a runaway train for the last 40 years -- we went through a great depression and came through it just fine. republicans and democrats both do not have the ability to solve this problem we are in. they are smart people, do not get me wrong. we need to go over the fiscal cliff for the good of the country.
capabilities to go up to 20%. israel and u.s. will build the case for military action, low level violence will continue against iran in various forms. and identify ran -- iran, can prepare an attack on the reactors considering potential success of the operation against the facility in syria. and this will all remove iran's constraints to acquire nuclear weapons. so we are either -- really concerned with the situation. let me add people of iran will continue to suffer under very tough sanctions. so there are two things which must change. diplomacy and the inspections. first diplomacy. five plus one has served the purpose of the it united front. five plus one mean to me united nations security council related global responsibility, europeans like to prefer three plus three which means the european union is the major player. i'm nervous about that, if you are europe you had better say three plus three otherwise you will not be served your dinner. five plus one, of course, it is important to keep on. i think u.s. should not do what it has done, hide inside this group. u.s. has now tried to ta
israel is going to join us this morning. pennsylvania congresswoman allison schwartz, general james "spider" marks joins us, and patty murray. newt gingrich and callista gingrich will join us. they've written his and her books. going to talk about what the republican party needs to do as it moves ahead. and we'll talk to oliver stone. he's written a lot and done a number of movies on historical events. whether it's vietnam or jfk's assassination. but he says history as we know it is all wrong, and that there's an untold history. yes. an untold history. he'll tell us what that's all about. >> all wrong? >> completely wrong. throw away everything you knew. you thought you knew. wrong. >> we're going to tune in for that. >> oliver stone. >> 54 minutes past the hour. it's been more than two weeks since superstorm sandy struck. thousands of people on new york's long island are still in the dark. >> and much of the anger has been districted at the long island power authority, or lipa as it's called, for failing to prepare for and respond to sandy. lipa is now the target of a class action
believe that arafat was poisoned by israel when he died in 2004. now, an international team of scientists will analyze tissue samples to see if they contain any traces of a radioactive substance. the actual cause of arafat's death was never determined. >>> the egyptian people taking to the streets to mourn the death of a 16-year-old activist. and to voice their opposition to president mohamed morsi and the muslim brotherhood. this ireport showing protesters as they carried the teenager's casket through tahrir square to a cemetery. moresy's edict that the supreme court cannot overturn decisions he's made since coming into office in june or over the next six months is meeting a lot of resistance. one opponent saying it can only lead to a dictatorship. morsi insists, however, that he is trying to protect egypt's fragile arab spring revolution, not accumulate unchecked power, and that it is just temporary. >> if you're traveling through the northeast today, you might be dealing with some snow. alexandra steele is in for rob marciano. a little bit chillier? >> yeah, we've got the cold air in p
and they feel like they're not going to be protected by the united states. our country protects israel and i don't get it. i run into so many people who are $40,000 republicans and mitt romney doesn't have their best interest at heart. host: your prediction is what? caller: i hope obama wins but i think it's going to be a very close one. host: we'll come back with more of your calls and comments and later tonight live coverage of the obama and romney campaign rallies t president in iowa and mitt romney in new hampshire. locations where both of their respective campaigns began. up next congressman paul ryan the republican campaigning earlier today. here is the event as the congressman arrives. >> one more day. thank you for what you've done for your state and our country. thank you. i want to thank you. i want to introduce you to my family, our daughter and our shi son and this is sam and my wife. [applause] you know where this is going. you know that we don't have to settle for four more years like these last four years and you know that in one day we can elect mitt romney the next president of
among your constituents? the republicans and romney tried to say that the president through israel under the bus. that was the argument and romney made it at the republican convention. >> i think the reason that the president got 70% of the jewish vote, is because womens health, civil liberties, that's a natural home, and we were able to make sure the lies and distortions that they tried to sew were not working. >> john boehner today in his speech, he had a conciliatory tone, and he said the american people expect us to find common ground and we're willing to accept some additional revenue via tax reform. what's going to happen? >> i was happy to see an olive branch. president obama had the kitchen sink thrown at him, but incite of that, voters voted to move forward, and we need to recognize that balanced approach the president talked about in the campaign is what we need to work together towards. >> you sound on mptimistic. >> i am. >> an exciting lame duck session. >> still ahead, a nor'easter is pounding the same areaing pounded by superstorm sandy. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go tim
israel is involved in a story, did becomes excruciatingly -- id becomes excruciatingly difficult to cover, because there is a sense of identity in this country with israelis, and many reporters, old friends and colleagues of mine used to be criticized for taking an anti-is really point of view -- anti-is really point of view. he spent many years living in the arab world and had a sympathetic. of view to arabs. i think what is happening in gaza right now meets in the definition of tragedy. the israelis cannot be expected to stand by while their cities are rocketed. on the other hand, the idea that the israeli defense forces are equally professional, the number of casualties on the palestinian side are going to be much greater. they are leaving an impression there is something unfair. this is the time you need correspondents who have spent years in the region, because by and large, you ask what i think of the coverage. i think it is surface. it focuses on the casualties. you do not know what the possibilities may be for agreement on the sides. i think that is one thing we have lost in not h
for a traveler. all that stuff israel. if you had a phone with you, you could press a button and legal little trail there. when you showed up you could see that this is what people had done. that starts to be a compelling way of thinking how computers cancer to be more of a conduit of the lenses of your friends in the people you trust and anybody in the world rather than an internet connection with a screen on top of it. >> won the presuppositions of that is that you need a persistent identity that is attached to every person in your life. that has a memory. this thing has to be searchable and be in place over all the times in troops and things. the uc that as a novel view of identity or are you replicating something that is occurring in the real world? >> so phones are something you have with you all the time. you only have one phone and you do not share with people. your the one person who uses your phone unless you are sharing some 1's photograph. it contains all your information. the applications you use. facebook, we think about it as an opportunity to connect. if you're having a fallen
not be jeopardized for our one true ally in the middle east, the state of israel. this included showing some support for what is become widely dome of the iron rocket defense system. but our focus in the middle east has certainly not stopped there. we've gone to great lengths in this congress to zero in on what i believe is the greatest threat we have to our own national security, and that is a nuclear armed iran. i've been pleased to team with representative ted deutch and senator kirk on a number of bills to stem this -- and confront this threat. our actions have ranged from strengthening sanctions on iran's energy sector to promoting human rights and democracy inside iran and much more. in fact, one of our most important accomplishments in this congress will have been a strong sanctions package which passed both houses this summer and which included these provisions that we authored. finally, i'd like to highlight the ongoing work to pass a bipartisan budget agreement. this is an initiative that i have been proud to advance, starting with the bipartisan letter urging the supercommittee to go big,
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